Assistant Professor - Mass Media - Promotional and Digital Media Management

  • Southeast Missouri State University
  • Cape Girardeau, MO, USA
  • Mar 24, 2024
Full time Communications/Journalism/Film/TV

Job Description


Assistant Professor - Mass Media - Promotional and Digital Media Management

Southeast Missouri State University

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 202400076

Location: Cape Girardeau, MO

Department: Mass Media


Position Summary

Assistant Professor - Promotional and Digital Media Management
Full-Time, Tenure-Track
Department of Mass Media

Primary Responsibilities:
The Department of Mass Media invites applications for a full-time term Assistant Professor of Promotional and Digital Media Management to begin in August 2024. This is a tenure-track position. Successful candidates will have experience in the best practices in digital communication and promotional media. The professor must be able to teach and develop students in the areas of strategy and message development, social media analytics, content creation, and research insights.

The candidate will teach a load equivalent to 12 credit hours per semester to teach students and collaborate with faculty and staff. Additional responsibilities include student mentoring and participation in recruitment and retention activities.

The Department of Mass Media is a part of the Holland College of Arts and Media and one of only two Missouri programs accredited by the Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or ABD degree (with completion by Aug. 1, 2024) in media, advertising, public relations, media management, or a closely related field. A master's degree in media, advertising, public relations, or media management with a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience will also be considered. (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government-certified university)
  • Demonstrated ability to teach skills in the Advertising, Public Relations, and Media Management curriculums
  • Demonstrated potential for successful teaching at the college/university level
  • Demonstrated evidence of scholarly work (i.e., research and/or publications)
  • Experience using and/or teaching the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience, Interest, and commitment to working collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students

As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate (and graduate) education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended, and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention, and degree completion.

Required Information & Deadline

Application Deadline: To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by April 19, 2024.

Required Information: To apply, submit the following items by clicking on the APPLY button at the top of the page:

  • Letter of interest addressing position qualifications
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when an offer of employment is accepted)
  • Names, telephone numbers, addresses, and e-mail addresses of three professional references

Additional Information

Department Website: Mass Media

About Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO): Founded in 1873 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Southeast Missouri State University provides student-centered education and experiential learning with a foundation of liberal arts and sciences, embracing a tradition of access, exceptional teaching, and commitment to student success that significantly contributes to the development of the region and beyond. SEMO values access to high-quality, affordable education with a broadly representative student body, faculty, and staff that respects and celebrates a diverse learning community in a global society.

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